Macbeth Power Cravings

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“The Tragedy of Macbeth” is a very famous tragedy by William Shakespeare that has fascinated many people and entertained everyone across the world for generations. What is it that makes this tragedy stand out from the rest of William Shakespeare’s famous tragedies? It is all because he gives us someone that evokes as a villain more than a hero because in his own eyes he is the hero. The reason that Macbeth decided to turn on the great King Duncan is simple. It was all power cravings. After hearing the prophecy of him becoming king, he started becoming impatient and the hunger for power grew like a wildfire. We see that craving for power can turn friends against friends, which will always end in tragedy. Duncan speaks of Macbeth greatly and…show more content…
The grief of murder is something that stays with you even if you think your not feeling guilty about it, you wrong it will catch up and that’s what happened to Lady Macbeth. Macbeth hears a scream then Seyton checks to see what who it was that screamed, he comes back and says “The queen, my lord, is dead.” (Act: 5 Scene: 5 Lines: 17). We expect Macbeth to be crushed have some kind of great effect knowing that his wife is now dead, but Macbeth does the opposite “She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!” (Act: 5 Scene: 5 Lines: 18-23). Instead of breaking down and crying he says that she had it coming, that it was bound to happen sooner or later. In the End Macbeth and Macduff go at it in an epic battle that was fought till the death, we don’t see the winner of the great battle until one man walks out with the others head. “Hail, king! For so thou art. Behold where stands The usurper’s cursèd head. The time is free. I see thee compassed with thy kingdom’s pearl, That speak my salutation in their minds, Whose voices I desire aloud with mine. Hail, King of Scotland!” Macduff comes out with the victory and Macbeth’s

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